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Zitner's around Rittenhouse square? Urgent!

Hey! So I have my husband on the phone and he's around the Rittenhouse Square area and I'm trying to get him to buy me some Zitner's easter eggs. I'm telling him to just stop into any local drug stores and bodegas.
1. Is there any place more specific I could tell him.
2. Am I sending him on a fool's errand? Is it too early in the year? Does Zitner's not sell locally now that the company has changed hands?


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  1. it might be a crack too early --every drugstore has them...but a little closer to easter. They all have Valentines candy now

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    1. re: elmom

      Yeah I guess it is January after all. Thanks, maybe I'll send him to Di Bruno's for something savory instead.

    2. I would check out CVS on 19th and Chestnut.

      1. I kind of doubt you are going to find EASTER candy from them in January. More likely is leftover Christmas candy or probably Valentines day candy.

        1. They have them at the Pennsylvania General Store in Reading Terminal Market every year.

          1. Check WaWA's I saw them in Delaware in all WaWa's

            1. Wawa's already have them out. Personally, my favorites are the Butter Cream and Butter Krak eggs (butter cream with toasted coconut). My mom's favorites are the Double Cocoanut eggs. A lot of people love the peanut butter, but they are kinda bland to my taste. There is a Wawa near Rittenhouse Square. It's a local convenience store chain.

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              1. re: StrandedYankee

                The Wawas right near Rittenhouse closed some time back, but there is one at 17th & Arch,

              2. Easter is March 31st. Do you harbor equal sentiments for candy corn in July?
                Just wondering.

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                1. re: Chefpaulo

                  Chef, if you won't be in the area by Easter time, what else can you do?

                  Also, I would happily eat Zitner's eggs any time of year. Just sayin'...

                    1. re: Chefpaulo

                      But, but...THEY DON'T HAVE BUTTER CREAM!!!

                      Damn...Now I want Zitner Eggs!

                        1. re: Chefpaulo

                          Chef, Zitner's Butter Cream Eggs have been making me happy since...well, since my taste buds grew past the peanut butter eggs. Funny, the way some people can't talk about certain food items rationally...I'm like that with Zitner's eggs. Living in Nashville, the things I missed most from Philadelphia were bread for sandwiches (Nashville can't make sandwiches worth bothering with) and Zitner's eggs come late winter/early spring.

                          Note: I joined Chowhound when I was living in Nashville, that's how I came to take the StrandedYankee name. I've wondered if I can change it, but I haven't seen a way to do it so far. You can call me Sarah!

                          1. re: StrandedYankee

                            I'll have to reconnect with a Zitner's BC egg. The packaging has not changed since the 50's so I hope the recipe hasn't as well. My parent's used to buy ours at Hanscom's and, admittedly, I cannot recall a real butter cream since the days of going to Wanamaker's candy counter during my first summer jobs in in CC during the late 60's and bringing back a pound to share with the office. (BTW, what company made the giant Easter egg every year on display in the Wanamaker's Tea Room? Ashers? Stutz? Whitman?)

                            I hope you find your BC eggs fresh and as you fondly remember them. However, they still may not be available from Phila.General Store for a few weeks.

                            1. re: Chefpaulo

                              *Grin* I've already had a few of them. Wawa brought out a few Zitner eggs earlier this month. The butter cream are still soft and silky. A few weeks before Easter I'll stop getting them because many will be like sweetened wallpaper paste inside.

                2. Not near Rittenhouse Square, but I enjoyed the small Zitner's eggs from the gift shop at Pennsylvania Hospital, 8th and Spruce. They had every kind.